Aerial video is an exhilarating opportunity. With video cameras mounted on drones, many of us can now capture footage from angles that would previously have required a helicopter or a dolly-mounted jib, and perhaps a film crew. How come then that most drone videos are so boring? Sure,
London-based filmmaker Philip Bloom recently published a dreamy, captivating five minute film shot on the Thai island of Koh Yao Noi. He then wrote a piece about every aspect of the production: Packing for the trip, gear details, engaging the local kids, safe flying, post production.
Two amazing videos are making it around the internet. Both feature ocean, big waves and surfers. Both were captured from a drone. Both were made by somebody named Eric. Eric Sterman shot his video off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii. Eric Cheng shot his video at Santa Cruz, Californi